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Absolute Battle 8 in Plano, Texas is an important event this year, as it’s a major stop in not just one, but three major circuits for three different fighting games. As part of the Capcom Pro Tour, Tekken World Tour, and Injustice 2 Pro Series, the event is sure to draw in many big name American players for each game.

In addition to the three obvious headliners, tournaments were held for The King of Fighters XIV, Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2, BlazBlue: Central Fiction, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Killer Instinct, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Pokken Tournament. Streaming for the event was held by Netherrealm, Versus Gameplay, PandaxGaming, and Salty Mayhem on Twitch. As usual, players will be listed in “[sponsor/team name] | [player name] [[characters used]]” format. Smash.gg brackets for each game will be listed under each top 8.

Street Fighter V

  • 1. PG | Punk [Karin]
  • 2. 801 Strider [Laura]
  • 3. F3 | Alucard [Abigail, Birdie]
  • 4. Tempo | Alex Myers [Cammy]
  • 5. Rise | Smug [Balrog]
  • 5. Echo Fox | Justin Wong [Karin, Chun-li]
  • 7. CyG BST | PR Balrog [Balrog]
  • 7. Flash [Urien]

View the full brackets here. (168 total entrants)

Injustice 2

  • 1. Echo Fox | SonicFox [Black Canary, Red Hood, Deadshot]
  • 2. Echo Fox | Theo [Supergirl, Superman, Aquaman]
  • 3. Noble | Dragon [Black Adam, Wonder Woman]
  • 4. Eanix | Biohazard [Bane, Swamp Thing, Deadshot, more]
  • 5. Noble | iLuusions [Green Arrow, Black Adam]
  • 5. PxP | A Foxy Grampa [Deadshot]
  • 7. Circa | Forever King [Batman, Black Adam]
  • 7. Noble | Semiij [Catwoman]

View the full brackets here. (136 total entrants)

Tekken 7

  • 1. StreamMe | Anakin [Jack-7, Paul]
  • 2. WayGamble [Leo]
  • 3. ITS | JoeyFury [Jack-7]
  • 4. ITS | P.Ling [Xiaoyu]
  • 5. ITS | Lil Majin [King]
  • 5. SperoGin [Eddy, Paul]
  • 7. vS | Pokchop [Josie]
  • 7. NG | Obscure [Alisa, Josie]

View the full brackets here. (131 total entrants)

Guilty Gear Xrd Rev 2

  • 1. FaultyDefense [Answer]
  • 2. Havoc Noah [I-No]
  • 3. Kizzercrate [Ky]
  • 4. Gekioh [Axl]
  • 5. Yanushik [Sol]
  • 5. Milk Kaichou [Dizzy]
  • 7. Voguekun [Kum Haehyun]
  • 7. Strawberry [Ky]

View the full brackets here. (56 total entrants)

King of Fighters XIV

  • 1. ON | Vicio [Leona/King/Mature]
  • 2. UA | Terry Bogard [Kula/Terry/Kensou, more]
  • 3. EG | NYChrisG [Robert/Andy/Benimaru]
  • 4. AOC | BlazerFury [Maxima/Joe/Mature, more]
  • 5. BrotherGallo [Kula/Nakoruru/Iori, more]
  • 5. AzizSensei [Robert/Ryo/Muimui, more]
  • 7. Stealth [Nakoruru/Yamazaki/Meitenkun, more]
  • 7. 2D Tony

View the full brackets here. (17 total entrants)

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3

  • 1. EG | NYChrisG [Morrigan/Dr. Doom/Vergil]
  • 2. PC Marvel God [Magneto/Dr. Doom/Phoenix, more]
  • 3. Splyce | RyanLV [Chun-li/Morrigan/Phoenix]
  • 4. Circa | JoeyD [Zero/Dr. Doom/Vergil]
  • 5. UA | Terry Bogard [Morrigan/Dante/Strider]
  • 5. Echo Fox | Justin Wong [Wolverine/Storm/Akuma, more]
  • 7. IHeartJustice [Phoenix Wright/Captain America/Dr. Strange, more]
  • 7. JasonKido [Haggar/Dormammu/Magneto]

View the full brackets here. (52 total entrants)

BlazBlue Central Fiction

  • 1. BetaDood [Ragna]
  • 2. Milk Kaichou [Rachel, Mai]
  • 3. 482 | Doza [Ragna]
  • 4. Chickzama [Hazama]
  • 5. Kizzercrate [Nine]
  • 5. BloodBerry [Tager]
  • 7. 482 | Saykin [Izanami, Hibiki]
  • 7. ScottieYosh [Relius]

View the full brackets here. (27 total entrants)

Killer Instinct

  • 1. UA | Kalypso [Sadira]
  • 2. Circa | Nicky [Fulgore, Mira]
  • 3. MnT | Letalis [Aganos, General Raam]
  • 4. ThrashHeavy [TJ Combo, Eagle, Sabrewulf]
  • 5. Wholio [Riptor, Eyedol]
  • 5. PixelBeat [TJ Combo]
  • 7. iDoMusic [Aganos]
  • 7. Brandon Chun [Kim Wu]

View the full brackets here. (26 total entrants)

Super Smash Bros for Wii U

  • 1. OCCG | Seven
  • 2. Yuruloki
  • 3. LeyoMan
  • 4. S.T.U.D
  • 5. P2P with Gibus
  • 5. Ace
  • 7. GOL | NoveSpec
  • 7. OneThreeFour

View the full brackets here. (23 total entrants)

Pokken Tournament

  • 1. Toasty [Lucario]
  • 2. SlippingBug [Pikachu Libre]
  • 3. NG | Obscure [Mewtwo]
  • 4. BadIntent [Shadow Mewtwo]
  • 5. HBA | Rokso [Garchomp]
  • 5. Bolimar [Lucario]
  • 7. P2P with Gibus [Weavile]
  • 7. UDL [Weavile]

View the full brackets here. (25 total entrants)


Matthew Fetrow

I've been playing video games since 4 years of age, and finally began to deeply invest myself into the world of fighting games in 2015 after many off-and-on encounters with games inside the genre. I have a preference for 3D fighters, but also enjoy Street Fighter, King of Fighters, and some airdashers. I'm also a big fan of RPGs and shmups.